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The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) was adopted in May 2008 and entered into force in August 2010. The CCM structure is similar to the one of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC), with provisions containing obligations on use, clearance, stockpile destruction, reporting, victim assistance and international cooperation.

Text of the Convention

The GICHD actively participates in the work of the Convention as an observer delegation at Meetings of the States Parties and the Intersessional Meetings. It also supports the implementation of the Convention by providing strategic, operational and information management advice to States Parties. 

As agreed between the States Parties and the GICHD, the Centre hosts the ISU of the CCM since May 2015, providing infrastructure and administrative support for ISU operations. As a joint collaboration of the GICHD and the ISU CCM, the third edition of the “Guide to Cluster Munitions” was released in April 2016. 

First Review Conference

From September 7-11 2015, the First Review Conference of the CCM was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia. At the conference, the GICHD made two interventions:

GICHD Director, Ambassador Stefano Toscano

GICHD Head of Operations, Guy Rhodes

Full a full list of the interventions made at the Conference, please consult the Website for the Convention on Cluster Munitions.